A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

Latest Bay report card: Middling health but signs of progress

BY: - June 8, 2023

'We’re running faster to stay in place with climate change,' a U.S. EPA official said.

President Joe Biden at the Volvo Group USA truck parts manufacturing plant in Hagerstown, Md. on Friday 10/7/22 (Photo by Josh Kurtz/Maryland Matters).

Biden visits Md. to lift a vulnerable Dem, slam the GOP, and tout his manufacturing record

BY: - October 7, 2022

'When it comes to the next Congress, this isn’t a referendum,' Biden said. 'It’s a choice. It’s a choice between two drastically different views of the economy.'

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

EPA names director for its Chesapeake Bay Program

BY: - June 3, 2022

Dr. Kandis Boyd will be the first person of color to hold a leadership position on government Chesapeake Bay policy.


America has the best politicians money can buy. Let ‘em show it | Frank DeFilippo

BY: - April 28, 2022

Let's treat our pols like NASCAR treats its drivers. Put sponsorships patches on their suits, so we know where they stand.


Congress needs to make health care subsidies permanent | Opinion

BY: - April 20, 2022

Like other families of children with disabilities and special health care needs, our thoughts never stray too far from concerns that our kids have continued access to the resources they need to thrive.

In Maryland, gas tax ‘holiday’ bill advances; lawmakers hope for lower prices at the pump

BY: - March 17, 2022

In Pennsylvania, a top Republican lawmaker is pushing his own plan.

Md. Guv hopeful Perez taps Philly native, Shannon Sneed, as running mate

BY: - February 5, 2022

'My mom prepared me with a village of Black women and essentially those Black women raised me and I just want to make them proud,' she said.


Goodbye to the high church of social media. It’s been fun, but not really | Alanah Davis

BY: - October 11, 2021

I like this new reality and the control over how I feel. I’m not absorbing unnecessary toxicity or ridicule. And I think everyone deserves that freedom.


Yes, vaxxing can be vexing. But it beats dying any day | Frank DeFilippo

BY: - October 4, 2021

There’s lots of caterwauling and misinformation about the abstraction called “freedom” from people who probably couldn’t define the word if it jumped up and kicked them.

State Farm Bureaus back proposal for $737M Chesapeake Watershed cleanup initiative

BY: - September 21, 2021

Maryland and the five other Bay states are embracing a proposal from the Chesapeake Bay Commission to create a Chesapeake Resilient Farms Initiative, which would tap $737 million in federal funding over the next decade to help clean up nutrient and sediment pollution from farms in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Md., other states push EPA to force stricter pollution standards for Pa. power plants

BY: - June 17, 2020

The regional Ozone Transport Commission voted 9-2 on June 3 to send Maryland’s petition to the EPA. Pennsylvania and Virginia voted no, while New York and Maine abstained.